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Acker, Hannigan & Denisof Reunite For ...

I am – Hercules!!

Willow Rosenberg only met Winifred Burkle once, on a fourth-season episode of “Angel,” but Wesley Wyndam-Pryce was there to witness that singular meeting of the Hot Girl Nerds Club.

Now Alyson Hannigan, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof are set to reunite onscreen May 15 for the season finale of Hannigan’s freshman CBS sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother.”

Look! A press release!


Alexis Denisof ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), Husband of Alyson Hannigan, and Amy Acker (“Angel”) Guest Star

"Come On" – While Ted makes one last attempt to win Robin’s heart, Marshall and Lily’s relationship is in jeopardy, on the first season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on Monday, May 15 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pamela Fryman directed the episode written by executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

Alexis Denisof ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), husband of Alyson Hannigan, guest stars as Sandy, Robin's arrogant Metro News co-anchor. Amy Acker (“Angel”) guest stars as Penelope, a graduate student who once had a fling with Barney.

In an attempt to capture Robin’s heart, Ted declares his love to her. Once again, Robin resists and prepares for a weekend away with her co-anchor Sandy. However, Ted makes one last romantic gesture and hopes that fate will bring finally bring them together. Meanwhile, a heated fight between Lily and Marshall about their future might mean the end of their relationship.

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  • April 10, 2006, 8:42 p.m. CST

    A Reunion?

    by Pogue__Mahone

    To bad they weren't reuniting for something worthwhile..... *sigh*

  • due... :)

  • April 10, 2006, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I'm so sick of this Angel / Buffy bullshit on this site

    by ZsAsZz

    Both shows sucked nuts. I'm a geek in many ways too, but I can't understand why half the people here consider these two shows great or even watchable for that matter.

  • April 10, 2006, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I agree on the lack of VM tb

    by nemesisdarkside

    For me Whedon-verse reunions are always welcome. I enjoy them. Some people love Whedon shows, some people don't. I happen to love Whedon's shows and I dont begrudge anyone who doesnt. Please let's end this argument here. No need for this tb to digress into Whedon-fans vs. "haters". No need. If you can't stand Whedon, don't post. Simple. PS. this is Herc's domain, so of course his love of Whedon is gonna be highly evident, maybe too much at times but there you go.

  • April 10, 2006, 9:42 p.m. CST

    ZsAsZz, here's an idea

    by StrangeCo

    Don't read the site if you don't like the content. This advice is supposed to work in regards to offensive television material and it ought to work for the internet as well. Hasta la vista, baby!

  • April 10, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    No prizes for guessing that was a wind up ...

    by Shan

    The one thing this article was not going to be was about any continuation of Angel. Hopefully maybe later then ...

  • April 10, 2006, 10:47 p.m. CST

    No, here's the problem Strangeco.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    ....there are shows that people actually watch and love that deserve weekly talkbacks, like the The Shield which only had 1 TB this season IIRC, but instead we get a TalkBack about this non-story? Seriously, who gives a crap about this except 14yo girls? I was a huge Buffy and Angel fan and I couldn't care less about this story.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    There are those of us who remember times before Herc

    by The Funketeer

    and we yearn for days gone by. I actually thought Herc was pretty cool when he took over the Coaxial section. Of course then he had all sorts of 24 scoops and he was picking up he slack for El Cosmico who dropped the ball big time after Glen left. Since then, he's taken a section that is supposed to be about all things Television and turned it into all things Herc. I have no problem with Whedon talkbacks as long as other shows that appeal to a large number of readers on this site are also given space. Instead we get stupid posts about a two bit Buffy reunion that no one besides Herc and a couple of other rabid fanboys care about while at the same time people are begging for Shield, or Alias, or The Wire or Veronica Mars talkbacks. And while we look here for news about genre tv shows, instead we get Herc sucking up to Warren Ellis and Alan Moore if he can find even the slightest justification to drop their names in his posts. I realize this is an amatuer news site but it's still a news site and it would be nice if he would display just a little professionalism. Every one of the writers on this site has their own little negative quirks but Herc is by far the worst. I think it's time to let Merrick take a crack at it and see what he can do with Coaxial because it's pretty much become a joke on the site.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Where are the buffy telefilms?

    by xenaman

    Give me a willow/wesley/illyria reunion. THEN I'll be excited.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Well said Funketeer.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I can't speak on AICN past, but I can speak on AICN present. How many stories have we been assaulted with that had a tenuous link to Buffy/Angel/Firefly? How often do we get subjected to "Oh by the way (person in article) wrote an episode of (Whedon show) once." in a non-Whedonverse story? Better yet, why is the Firefly DVDs featured prominently in the current Starbuck/BSG thread? Something wrong with the DVDs for the fucking show the article is actually about? I'm sure Amazon would let you pimp BSG DVDs too. Christ, I own the Firefly DVDs myself and I'm sick of seeing them plastered on every gorram page. (see how I cleverly used gorram to indicate I've watched the show?) Enough already, give us some Buffy/Angel/Firefly news when the news is actually about Buffy/Angel/Firefly, and not about some wretched sitcom no one is watching.....Before anyone says anymore bullshit like "then don't read the TB then", well read the title of the article and tell why I, being a Buffy/Angel/Firefly fan, wouldn't have clicked that link? No, I get sucked in ON PURPOSE with the bullshit title only to be subjected to another Herc wetdream non-story.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Why we love Whedon

    by Acappellaman

    To be totally honest, there was a time I wouldn't give Buffy the time of day. I watched one episode - I believe it was in season 2 - just because I wanted to see what all the uproar was about. I didn't care for the episode at all, so I didn't continue watching Buffy. That is, until my brother got into it and pretty much FORCED me to start watching it, but from the beginning. He owned the seasons on DVD, so lent them to me one at a time. Ever since then, my wife and I have been sold on Whedon. I know there will be exceptions - there always are - but I'm certain most of the people who don't like Whedon are like I was before my brother got me hooked. They may have seen an episode or two, but it/they was/were watched out of context, and they really didn't know the characters well enough to truly give it a fair chance. Now, having watched everything Whedon has done, I look back at the episode I originally scoffed at and realise what a pivitol episode it was. After watching that episode *in context*, it was REALLY powerful. Whedon is a true artist, and I totally understand why so many people are addicted to his work.

  • April 11, 2006, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    What episode was it?

  • April 11, 2006, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Complain, complain, complain

    by JeffDaMan

    Man, that's all you people do. Why don't you have a talkback about the show I like, why not this, why not that... Do you pay anything for this site? Nope. You don't like it, go elsewhere. Or better yet, have the sack to put up your own site, then you can talk about your shows all you like. But while Herc runs this site, FOR FREE, he can damn well talk about whatever he likes. Damn, what a bunch of little bitches...

  • April 11, 2006, 1:18 a.m. CST

    The "BSG"/"Firefly" connection

    by Ribbons

    I actually think that plastering a "Firefly" DVD link with some "Battlestar Galactica" news would make sense, considering "BSG" is probably the more popular TV show but is similar in certain ways so as to potentially make Whedon's space/horse opera attractive to its fans. Also, if you're operating under the logic that TalkBacks should be reserved for the people who care about them, then the people reading articles about "Battlestar Galactica" probably already know all about the show's status on DVD. Then again, that would only be the case if the "Firefly" link were only placed in the "BSG" article, which is not the case; it's in almost every Coaxial article.

  • April 11, 2006, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Oh, Herc, you are such a tease

    by the maven

  • April 11, 2006, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Not to be a total geek but...

    by Snuggleskunk

    But technically Willow and Fred meet in the last episode of season 2 when Angel Investigations all return from Pylea to find Willow sitting there with bad news from Sunnydale.

  • April 11, 2006, 3:02 a.m. CST

    "Hot Girl Nerds Club"

    by newc0253

    amy acker is the hottest girl nerd ever. that is all. p.s. if someone didn't care much for buffy/angel references, etc, then one wonders why that person would bother visiting coax talkbacks in the first place. it's not like there aren't plenty of other sites dealing with tv shows that don't.

  • April 11, 2006, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Willow meeting Cordelia in Veronica Mars was aces!

    by pokadoo

    This should be cool. All these actors seem to enjoy working together again, but somehow, i doubt we'll be seeing SMG popping up in Bones. Tratchtenberg's character in Six Feet Under seemed like a spot-on dig at Gellar.

  • April 11, 2006, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Wesley was on last night...

    by Halloween68

    As Robin's co-anchor. He propositions her during a commercial break. Does Joss Whedon secretly cast this show or something. In any event, this show is one of the few truly funny shows on tv today. SCRUBS is losing it, HIMYM gaining momentum.

  • April 11, 2006, 6:59 a.m. CST

    I see things this way....

    by Supermonkey321

    Herc runs this end of the AICN site. He can post info about any show, or not post info about any show, that he damn well pleases. If you don't like it, no one MAKES you come to AICN for your TV show news! Go somewhere if it bothers you because bitching about it isn't gonna do anything except make these talkbacks digress into stupid arguments about how the show you like is supposedly better than the show someone else likes. It's ridiculous and infantile. Just go somewhere else and shut up! Let Herc do what he wants cuz he is going to anyway... He owes you absolutely nothing, it's his frickin' site. Supermonkey out!

  • April 11, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST


    by SpikeTBB

    Why do people assume this or any other article is preventing a talk back from being available for what ever other show you promoting? It happens a lot on this site. The lack of Shield or VM talk back is a separate issue. It

  • April 11, 2006, 7:33 a.m. CST


    by raw_bean

    you shut your mouth about Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants! Don't you dare go raping my childhood like that!

  • April 11, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST

    "There are those of us who remember times before Herc"

    by newc0253

    yawn. boring. without Herc and Moriarty, AICN would be circling the drain. Harry's bipolar approach to movie reviews is entertaining but he seems to spend most of his time now writing about the fact he has a girlfriend. If you don't like Whedon references, go elsewhere.

  • April 11, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Unless Penelope is a blue-haired demon, I ain't watchin

    by SpyGuy

    Amy Acker is great on ALIAS and as the voice of the Huntress on JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, though.

  • April 11, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST

    SpikeTBB, why'd you have to go and be all logical?

    by jim

    I agree, but you see that sort of thinking a lot around here. People who, for example, hate any show that has aired on Fox since the cancellation of Firefly because they feel this new show (even 3 years later) has somehow replaced their beloved series. Check out any Star Wars or Lord of the Rings TB: apparently you can't like both, it's one or the other. **** I watched H I M Y M last night. That was Denisof?? I didn't recognize him. Maybe it was the fake tan that threw me off.

  • April 11, 2006, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by Acappellaman

    Now that you made me go look it up, I can tell you. It was Episode 14 in season 2 - Innocence. Angel just lost his soul and is beginning to torment Buffy. It didn't mean anything to me when I first saw it because I wasn't invested in the characters at all. Now that's totally different. That scene when Buffy breaks down after Angel leaves is heartbreaking.

  • April 11, 2006, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Oh, and about How I Met Your Mother...

    by Acappellaman

    It's one of the best sitcoms on TV right now. It took a few episodes to really get rolling, but it has some hilarious moments. It also has the running mystery of who the girl is that Ted eventually marries. Not many shows really do that any more - especially sitcoms. It's got style. Barney rules.

  • April 11, 2006, 11:33 a.m. CST

    HIMYM - Best new comedy

    by rockgolf

    Sure, it's similar to Friends. But this show has really grown on me week after week, and is now my favorite new series of the year. Barney is the perfect combination of Chandler's ego and with mixed with Joey egomania.

  • April 11, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Yes, HIMYM is great...

    by DanielKurland

    It's filling in the whole that AD's cancellation left, and Acappellaman, to say "Innocence" (which may be one of the best episodes) is terrible, is just a shame. Glad you watched the show through.

  • April 11, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    It really isn't a great show

    by ChorleyFM

    But it is entertaining, which is something that can't be said for most studio-sitcoms. Barney is great though.

  • April 11, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I love Buffy because I love sarcasm

    by cookylamoo

    And Buffy is an absolute font of the "Well, Duh". The only thing that grosses me out is when she kisses or sleeps with her dead boyfriend Angel. Jesus Christ, Buffy, the guy's a walking corpse. I'm surpised he can even get it up.

  • April 11, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by VoodooV

    meh...I watched the first episode, was fun seeing Hannigan being the cute little redheaded sexpot again, but otherwise, funny for a couple viewings...then pointless and repetitive afterwards.

  • April 11, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Amy Acker

    by Toby___Wong

    I wish she would take care of my pecker. She is the hottest chick on tv and even made me watch Alias, which I totally hate. Now, if she could have an appearance in The Shield that would be great. And then Dutch boy has to hit on her. Now, that would be cool.

  • April 11, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I have an idea!

    by MattCG

    STOP FUCKING INFORMING US OF EVERY GODDAMN PIECE OF SHIT "BUFFY" AND "ANGEL" ALUM GUEST APPEARANCE!!!! Outside of those two shows, I've got no use for these people and watching them slumming it on some piece of shit CBS crapfest makes me die a little inside every time I see it. So, until there's a "Buffy" or "Angel" comeback thingee or godforbid, a movie. Stop mentioning them. Please?

  • April 12, 2006, midnight CST


    by The Funketeer

    This site's been circling the drain for quite some time now and it's because of Herc and Mori, not despite them. If you think Harry's girlfriend obsession is bad, go back and read some of Mori's older posts before he got married. He found new ways to mention the fact that he had a girlfriend in almost every post. He's tamed a bit since he had a kid but his activity on the site has fallen to the wayside as well. Capone and Quint seem to be the only 2 contributors capable of writing a decent, focused article that doesn't try to let us know over and over again how much they really like brand X or star Y. As for the people that think we're under the impression that Herc's Buffy posts are keeping us from Shield talkbacks, nothing could be further from the truth. It's virtual dude. Herc could post 10 talkbacks a day if he wanted to. The frustration comes from the fact that people are begging for talkbacks for very popular genre shows and what we get instead are articles about washed up B and C actresses and writers from a 5th place network show that's been off the air for a couple of years now. It's got nothing to do with hating on Whedon and everything to do with hating on Herc turning what should be a very broad and general section of the site (TV) into a place for him to write about *HIS* interests only.

  • April 12, 2006, 12:46 a.m. CST

    DanielKurland, you heard me wrong

    by Acappellaman

    I never said "Innocence" was terrible. In fact, NOW I think it's one of the best episodes in the entirety of Buffy. The first time I saw it, however, it didn't do much for me because I knew almost nothing about the characters. Heck, I didn't even know Angel was a vampire then! Once you're "in the know" about the universe and the characers, that episode freakin' rocks.

  • April 12, 2006, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The Funketeer

    by SpikeTBB

    "Herc could post 10 talkbacks a day if he wanted to. The frustration comes from the fact that people are begging for talkbacks for very popular genre shows " See, I understand and agree completely with what you are saying there. Even though your opinion of the Buffy/Angel series and alumni don

  • April 12, 2006, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The Funketeer

    by SpikeTBB

    "Herc could post 10 talkbacks a day if he wanted to. The frustration comes from the fact that people are begging for talkbacks for very popular genre shows " See, I understand and agree completely with what you are saying there. Even though your opinion of the Buffy/Angel series and alumni don

  • April 13, 2006, 6:46 p.m. CST

    But will Illyria make an appearance?

    by snow scorpion

    I'd like to see Illyria and Barney hook up.